Nourishment

  • 1 Nourishment — Nour ish*ment, n. [Cf. OF. norrissement.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food. [1913 Webster] Learn to seek the nourishment of their… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 nourishment — (n.) early 15c., food, sustenance, from O.Fr. norissement food, nourishment, from norrir (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)). From c.1300 as fostering …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 nourishment — index preservation, sustenance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 nourishment — nutriment, sustenance, *food, aliment, pabulum, pap Analogous words: support, keep, maintenance, sustenance, *living …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 nourishment — [n] food aliment, diet, feed, foodstuff, home cooking*, maintenance, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, pap*, provender, support, sustenance, viands, victuals, vittles*; concept 457 Ant. deprivation, starvation …

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  • 6 nourishment — ► NOUN 1) the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. 2) the action of nourishing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 nourishment — [nʉr′ish mənt] n. [ME norysshement < OFr norissement] 1. a nourishing or being nourished 2. something that nourishes; food; nutriment …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 nourishment — n. 1) to take nourishment 2) to give nourishment 3) nourishment for * * * [ nʌrɪʃmənt] to give nourishment to take nourishment nourishment for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 nourishment — [[t]nʌ̱rɪʃmənt, AM nɜ͟ːr [/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If something provides a person, animal, or plant with nourishment, it provides them with the food that is necessary for life, growth, and good health. The mother provides the embryo with nourishment and …

    English dictionary

  • 10 nourishment — nour|ish|ment [ˈnʌrıʃmənt US ˈnə: , ˈnʌ ] n [U] formal 1.) the food and other substances that people and other living things need to live, grow, and stay healthy ▪ lack of proper nourishment ▪ The soil provides nourishment for plant roots. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 nourishment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ adequate, proper ▪ lack of adequate nourishment ▪ emotional, intellectual, spiritual VERB + NOURISHMENT …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 nourishment — /nerr ish meuhnt, nur /, n. 1. something that nourishes; food, nutriment, or sustenance. 2. the act of nourishing. 3. the state of being nourished. 4. a process, system, method, etc., of providing or administering nourishment: a treatise on the… …

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  • 13 nourishment — nour|ish|ment [ nɜrıʃmənt ] noun uncount 1. ) food or the substances in food that are necessary for life, growth, and health: The refugees had taken no nourishment for 24 hours. 2. ) something that encourages the development of ideas, feelings,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 nourishment — UK [ˈnʌrɪʃmənt] / US [ˈnɜrɪʃmənt] noun [uncountable] 1) food or the substances in food that are necessary for life, growth, and health The refugees had taken no nourishment for 24 hours. 2) something that encourages the development of ideas,… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 nourishment — noun Date: 15th century 1. a. food, nutriment b. sustenance 3 < books for intellectual nourishment > 2. the act of nourishing ; the state of being nourished …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 nourishment — noun (U) formal food that is needed to live, grow, and stay healthy: The child has taken no nourishment all day …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 nourishment — mityba statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmo medžiagų apykaitos dalis – maisto ėmimas iš aplinkos, jo skaidymas, perdirbimas ir vartojimas. Tai vienas svarbiausių gyvybės požymių. Teikia energijos gyvybei palaikyti,… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 18 nourishment — maistas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmų (augalų, gyvūnų, grybų, mikroorganizmų) gaunama iš aplinkos neorganinių ir organinių medžiagų visuma. Būtinas kūno audiniams susidaryti ir atsinaujinti. Palaiko gyvybinę… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 19 nourishment — mityba statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Organizmo medžiagų apykaitos dalis – maisto ėmimas iš aplinkos, jo skaidymas ir vartojimas; vienas svarbiausių gyvybės požymių. Mityba turi daug reikšmės vaiko augimui ir brendimui,… …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 20 nourishment — noun a) the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished b) something that nourishes; food …

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